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[movies]The Sunbeam - D W Griffith
The Sunbeam was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. When a film called The Sunbeam refers to a little girl with a dead mother, you know you are in for a bit of sentimentality and so you are. But given that, it is a neat little film with an interesting picture of life in a tenement house and the social mores of the day.
Keywords: silents
Downloads: 2,005 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]IUMA: the Silents
Paul and Jake have been writing songs and performing together on and off for 10 years. Different bass players and drummers kept coming and going. That never stopped them from moving forward and writing really amazing music together. August 02' enter Sean looking for the right people to hook up with after years of floating from one band to another. He liked what he heard and they liked what they heard...
Keywords: the Silents
Downloads: 10
[movies]One is Business,; The Other Crime. - D W Griffith
One is Business,; The Other is Crime. was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. In it we follow two couples, one rich, one poor and here Griffith draws a distinction between white collar crime and the more obvious street crime.Blanche Sweet stars.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 851
[movies]Little Nemo
Little Nemo is a very early animation (1911) drawn by Windsor McCay and based on his comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. It is interesting in that it shows McCay drawing the pictures which will later go into the animation.
Keywords: silents; animation
Downloads: 5,276 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Felix Goes West - Pat Sullivan
A Felix The Cat cartoon form Pat Sullivan from 1924. I have brightened the picture and added a sound track.
Keywords: animation; silents
Downloads: 735
[movies]Death's Marathon - D. W. Griffith
Death's Marathon was directed by D W Griffith in 1913. It stars Blanche Sweet as the woman loved by two rivals and the results.
Keywords: silents; suicide
Downloads: 808
[movies]The Renunciation
The Renunciation is a film made by D W Griffith in 1909. Like many if his early Biograph films it is rather simplistic and a bit convoluted but remember, he was making 2 or 3 of them a week.
Keywords: silents; griffith
Downloads: 393
[movies]The Crazy Ray - Rene Clair
The Crazy Ray (Paris Qui Dort) a 1927 silent comedy by Rene Clair is the story of a mad scientist who devises a ray which puts all people to sleep. It has a few humorous moments but is if interest mainly to film historians and students.
Keywords: Clair; silents
Downloads: 5,503 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]A Trap For Santa - D W Griffith
This is a fragment of a film that D W Griffith made in 1909. I wish I had the full video. I would love to finish adding music to it. In this one, though there is no indication of Christmas I have taken a cue from Santa and chosen Christmas music from the era. The title card says "A Trap for Santa" but advertising called it "A Trap For Santa Claus" Here is how IMDB describes the full plot "The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come through the window because ...
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 1,168
[movies]The Devilish Tenant
A Geroges Melies film from 1909 in which a new tenant moves in and fills the room with furniture taken from his suitcase.
Keywords: France; silents
Downloads: 2,347
[movies]Fatty's Suitless Day
Fatty's Suitless Day a 1914 Keystone Comedy with Fatty Arbuckle was also called Fatty's Magic Pants.
Keywords: silents; short
Downloads: 1,588 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Those Awful Hats - D W Griffith
A short film by D W Griffith made in 1908i to remind ladies to remove their large hats.
Keywords: griffith; silents
Downloads: 919
[movies]The Burglar's Dilemma - D W Griffith
The Burglar's Dilemma was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1912. It is a tale of two brothers, Lionel Barrymore and Henry B. Wathall who get involved with a burglar. It is a nice little drama. Watch how the detectives pantomime the police "Mutt and Jeff routine" with the burglar.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 1,527
[movies]Little Nemo - Windsor McKay
Little Nemo a very early (1911) animation by Windsor McKay
Keywords: amimation. silents
Downloads: 2,403
[movies]The Golden Louis
The Golden Louis directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It is a lovely little Victorian piece much like "The Little Match Girl" of a small girl begging in the winter street.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 616
[movies]A Beast at Bay - D W Griffith
A Beast at Bay was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. It stars Mary Pickford as the girl. These pictures were made so quickly, averaging two a week, that there are always errors that are allowed to pass. For example the tramp who tries to start a fight is almost off camera. But there are also regular advances in film technique. The cutting between the train and the cars, or the point of view shot when the hero looks through the binoculars.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 2,451
[movies]Bliss
A rather inconsequential Harold Lloyd short from 1917
Keywords: Lloyd; silents
Downloads: 1,413
[movies]Scarlet Street - D. W. Griffith
Scarlet Street - D W Griffith - 1919 - From IMDB "A romantic bandit named Alvarez, wanted for raids on the mining camps of the California gold rush in 1849, is reformed by the love of a good woman." I am not sure why I am uploading this film. It is considered by many to be Griffith's worst. Perhaps history drives me. At any rate you have been warned.
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 679 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Blind Man - Alice Guy
A short trifle, actually a stage piece made by Alice Guy in 1898
Keywords: silents; France
Downloads: 593
[movies]The Perfect Man Roughcut Redux - Kat Eiswald
A roughcut of the film. Need to change the music, to allow more time for complete final scene.
Keywords: Rape; silents
Downloads: 654
[movies]Lonely Villa - D W Griffith
Lonely Villa was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. If you look it up on Wikipedia or IMDB it is listed as "The Lonely Villa" but the name on the title card is as presented here. An interesting drama with a simple plot. Watch the tramp who first visits the house with the letter. You can almost hear him taking vocal directions from Griffith.
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 1,561
[movies]Fatty Joins The Force
A Fatty Arbuckle comedy from 1913 co-starring Al St John and Edgar Kennedy
Keywords: police; silents
Downloads: 2,013 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Out West
Out West (1918) A Fatty Arbuckle comedy including performances by Buster Keaton and Al St John. It is a parody of Western pictures of the way.
Keywords: silents; western
Downloads: 3,060
[movies]The Unseen Enemy - D W Griffith
The Unseen Enemy, Directed by D W Griffith in 1912 is the first film to star Lilian and Dorothy Gish in what were termed at the time"charming" performances. It is a simple melodrama with threat and rescue but played nicely. Victoriuanism prevails. Note the use of the idea of the kiss and how Dorothy reacts to her first kiss in the final few fading frames.
Keywords: Gish; silents
Downloads: 1,164
[movies]The Mended:Lute - D W Griffith
The Mended Lute, directed by D.W. Griffith (1910) is a fragment. It is a story of American Indians, but no different than the similar stories he had done about whites. Father trades his daughter for blankets etc. Her true love captures her back from her new husband and a canoe chase ensues and the picture ends. It is interesting onlky as history. there.
Keywords: Native American; Indian; silents
Downloads: 497
[movies]The Narrow Road - D.W. Griffith
The Narrow Road was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. I deals with the temptations faced by an ex-con. Mary Pickford is the girl.
Keywords: silents; prison; crime
Downloads: 811
[movies]The Miser's Heart
A 1911 short directed by D,W. Griffith. A simple story, typical of Griffith with Donald Crisp as one of the cops and Blanch Sweet as the neighbor. Billy Bitzer was cameraman. Notice the AB on the side of the stairs. This was what the American Biograph company used to protect their copyright on their films. You might also note that the burglars are wearing jackets and ties.
Keywords: Griffith; silents; slums; tenaments
Downloads: 660
[movies]The Sealed Room - D W Griffith
The Sealed Room, D.W. Griffth, 1908, a generic king seals his concubine and her minstrel lover in a room to die as per Balzac or Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" I find Griffith weakest when he makes these ventures into the distant past.
Keywords: royalty; griffith; silents
Downloads: 581
[movies]Le Ratelier (The Dentures)
A short film by Emil Cohl. 1909
Keywords: cohl; dentures; french; silents
Downloads: 252
[movies]Officer Henderson
This short film by Alice Guy (pronounced Alees ghee)Blache is another example of her playing with sexual stereotypes. In it the two policemen are required to dress as women to catch pickpockets. Notice that, though they have male faces they are accepted as women by everyone. Also the cloning in the police department is interesting as the officers do the mincing walk of that is more like cross dressers than like women...
Keywords: gay; bache; silents
Downloads: 971 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Fighting Blood - D W Griffith
Fighting Blood was directed by D W Griffith in 1911. It is one of his Buograph shorts, a rip roaring cowboy and Indian tale with lots of horses and gun play so I added plenty of exciting music and sound effects. Hope you can live with it. Enjoy.
Keywords: Griffith; ab; silents
Downloads: 1,198 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The New Car
A Flip The Frog animated cartoon by UbIwerks from 1931
Keywords: animation; silents; iwerks
Downloads: 537
[movies]House of Darkness
The House of Darkness was directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company in 1913. Its theme is how music soothes the insane mind. It deals with an escaped mental patient who threatens a woman with a gun, but backs off when she plays the piano for him. It is sentimental ad many of Griffith's films are but the acting is a bit subdued for the silent film of the period. It is worth a look.
Keywords: Griffith; silents; insanity
Downloads: 1,270
[movies]Bliss
Bliss, 1917, alight little comedy starreing Harold Lloyd.
Keywords: Lloyd; comedy. silents
Downloads: 4,355
[movies]Enoch Arden - D W Griffith
Enoch Arden was made by D W Griffith in 1911. It is a 2 reeler based on a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. According to Wikipedia there was another production of this one made in 1915 which Griffith wrote and in which he played Philip Ray. Anyone have that one?
Keywords: silents; Griffith; sea
Downloads: 1,134
[movies]The Indian Brothers
The Indian Brothers is a 1911 D.W. Griffith Biograph Studios short.
Keywords: griffith; Indian; west; silents
Downloads: 789
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "His Favorite Pasttime"
Charlie Chaplin's 7th Film Released March 16 1914. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004091/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 22,726 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "The Rink"
Charlie Chaplin's 58th Film Released Dec. 04 1916 The Rink was Charlie Chaplin's 8th film for Mutual Films. It co-starred Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman and Albert Austin. It is best known for showcasing Chaplin's roller skating skills. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007264/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 270,448 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Archival footage from LOC
During the early years of film, The Library of Congress secured copyright by having filmmakers print their film negatives outon paper. These paper prints have outlasted later celluloid films which deteriorated quickly. For that reason we have a brief period during the start of movies where we have pretty good reproduction of films of that time. These were usually short primitive realities but oftren very interesting...
Keywords: silents; early film
Downloads: 434
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Behind The Screen"
Charlie Chaplin's 57th Film released November 13 1916. Behind the Screen, a short film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin also starring Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance. In the film which takes place in a movie studio, Chaplin plays a stagehand named David while Campbell ("Goliath") plays his supervisor. Much of the film is slapstick comedy but other issues are also brought up such as a stagehand strike as well as a plotline in which Purviance, unable to become an actress, dresses as a man ...
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 26,456 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's " The Pawnshop"
Charlie Chaplin's 56th Film Released Oct 02 1916. The Pawnshop was Charlie Chaplin's sixth film for Mutual Film Company. Chaplin played the role of assistant to the pawnshop owner. Henry Bergman played the owner and Edna Purviance the owner's daughter. Albert Austin played an alarm clock owner who watches Charlie in dismay as he checks out the clock. This was one of Chaplin's more popular Mutual Films, mainly for the slapstick comedy he was famous for at the time...
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 315,248
[movies]A wedding party
A movie of a wedding party probably 1912 or so. It is uncredited and unidentified. Perhapâ s someone can add some more information if only the year of the automobiles.
Keywords: wedding; silents home movies
Downloads: 1,350
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "One A.M."
Charlie Chaplin's 54th Film Released Aug. 07 1916 One A.M. was a unique Charlie Chaplin silent film created for Mutual Films in 1916. It was the first film he starred in alone, except for a brief scene of Albert Austin playing a cab driver. Chaplin plays the role of a wealthman coming home late, after too much to drink. He only wants to go to bed, but 'everything' around him prevents him. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007145/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 185,989 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Buster Brown Series
A series of short, one scene stories made for the Edison company in 1904. They were based on the Buster Brown comic strip, a very popular comic of the day.
Keywords: silents; film history
Downloads: 1,037
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "The Bond"
Charlie Chaplin's 64th Film Released Sept. 29 1918 The Bond was a propaganda film created by Charlie Chaplin at his own expense for the Liberty Load Committee for theatrical release to help sell U.S. Liberty Bonds during World War I. Made in 1918 with Edna Purviance, Albert Austin and Sydney Chaplin, the film has a distinctive visual motif set in a simple plain black set with starkly lit simple props and arrangements...
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 24,514 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Charlie's Recreation"
Charlie Chaplin's 23rd film released August 13 1914 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004518/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 229,325 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "The Fireman"
Charlie Chaplins 52nd Film Released June 12 1916 The Fireman was the second film Charlie Chaplin created for Mutual Films in 1916. Released in June 1916, it starred Charlie as the fireman and Edna Purviance as the daughter to Leo White. Leo White played a character trying to arrange with Eric Campbell (the fire chief) to have his house burn down so he could collection the insurance money. Shows some early day street scenes in the surrounding Los Angeles area...
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 24,861 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Charlott Mabel Aux Courses" aka Gentlemen of Nerve
Charlie Chaplin's 30th Film Released Oct. 30 1914 as Gentlemen of Nerve http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004007/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 13,571
[movies]The Boy And The Elephant
A film by Louis Feuillade in 1913. I found it a delight to watch. A small boy steals an elephant from a gypsy band,
Keywords: circus; elephant; theift; silents
Downloads: 843
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Charlott Et Le Mannequin" (Mabel's Married Life)
Charlie Chaplin's 19th Film Released June 20 1914 as Mabel's Married Life. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004282/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 15,738
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